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was in jackson mississippi earlier last month on the fifth of the sixth book event, downtown jackson, middle-class mixed-race african-american and white audience, maybe 30 or 40. i'd told them the arc of my story and then we went into a question and answer period for 20 or 30 minutes. a little bit of a the larger room than this here. an african-american woman in the second row back, knew she wanted to say something and i wound down and i said are there any more questions? she shot her hand up and she said yes, i want to say something and i don't know how i can say it. i said i think i have enough nerve to say but it but i want to thank you for coming. i didn't know if she meant that morning or 50 years ago. she said let me tell you my story. i was growing up in vicksburg and daddy told us that night to stay in the house and stay away from the windows. there is trouble out on the street. it was not a good time for blacks in vicksburg and it was not a good time for blacks to be in the state of mississippi. that weekend, i had faith in only two things, god and the united states army. that momen
pipeline is stepping down. lisa jackson resigning after near early four years as administrator for the epa. in a statement jackson said she would like to explore new opportunities to make a difference. president obama called her an important part of his team but at the same time opponents accused her agency of waging a war on coal and the republican chair of the house energy committee said he planned to call h her in to questioning so often she would need her are own parking spot on capitol hill. >>> also a d.c. attorney is suing the epa over jackson's apparent use of alias e-mail accounts. the justice department set to release thousands of those messages and that attorney tells fox news .com that could be the reason why jackson is quitting. no comment from the agency. >>> the russian president vladimir putin now you saying that he will sign a bill to ban americans from adopting russian children. the move viewed as retaliation for an american law that targets russian human rights violators. over the past two decades american families have adopted some 60,000 russian kids. the united nation
was tosh said jackson -- tasha jackson. it happened at the height of rush hour. police believe somebody must have seen some clue. jackson was just 16 years old. she loved to run track. her family can hardly believe she's gone. >> i cannot picture is in my head. >> friday night about 6:00, she was crossing new york avenue near first street. she was outside the crosswalk. a car struck her and the driver stopped. a second vehicle struck again and kept on going. her sister spotted the flashing lights and made the horrifying discovery. >> i saw the street blocked off. >> she died of for injuries the next day. she's the youngest of six. her family is left doing the unexpected planning and raising money for a funeral. >> how could you just hit somebody? why wouldn't you just stop? they're asking witnesses to come forward. >> if you know anything, please come forward. >> it is a tan colored suv would d.c. plates. it may remain not have some type of front and damage. >> here is a look at some of the top stories we're following tonight. prince william county police are investigating a tragic acci
at president obama's cabinet for his second term. our guest is white house reporter david jackson. been a look at what is next for iraq with my coat -- then a look at what is next for iraq with michael gordon. ♪ host: good morning. it is sunday, december 30, 2012. we are less than 48 hours away from going over the fiscal cliff leaders have been working for the weekend to craft a compromise that can be agreed to before midnight tomorrow. it is now all but certain that any deal will be a far cry from the grand bargain that many leaders once imagined. as we take you through all the latest on the "washington journal," we would like to hear what you would like to say to congressional leaders on this 11th hour deal. what tax and spending issues do need included in any compromise. republicans, your number is -- democrats -- independents -- if you are outside the u.s. -- you can also catch up with us on all your favorite social media sites, twitter, facebook, or e- mail us. a very good morning to you. taking to the latest headlines on the fiscal cliff. i will run a few -- through a few
in the world. >> the jacksons, the family drama turning into one big reality show. >> more turmoil for the jackson family last summer as michael jackson's teenage daughter paris announced on twitter that her grandmother an guardian, katherine jackson, was missing. forcing a judge to suspend her guardianship of michael's three kids. >> katherine jackson is back home. she says she wasn't kidnapped. >> michael's siblings disputed the claim saying their mother was in arizona under doctor's orders. a judge restored katherine as permanent guardian of michael's children. whether it was a pleasure or guilty pleasure, audiences couldn't turn away from tlc's hit reality show "here comes honey boo boo" about a child beauty pageant contestant and her family. ♪ rapper psy went from a relatively unknown performer to a worldwide phenomenon after his catchy dance tune "gangnam style" hit the web. ♪ the music video featuring the south korean star's song and trademark dance shattered records online, becoming the number one watched video on youtube, with more than 970 million views. but psy's new
" and after that another hobbit movie, it will be a "hobbit" trilogy. >> peter jackson is just really churning them out. >> will tolken wrote a lot of books and he's jackson is turning them out one another. there's some in the tolkien community wonder if there's too much hobbit. he stretched one book to three movies. i don't know if you saw the first one. >> three movies that will make a lot of money. >> the first is almost three hours long. >> were they all shot at the same time like other movies? >> all pretty much shot at the same time. there's still work to do on the other two post production stuff but peter jackson has the last "hobbit" movie and second pretty much all done on his computer. just doing post production stuff. >> and shooting it in his native new zealand. >> it's a boon for the economy. >> wonderful setting. there's going to be a "star trek" film coming out? >> why not. j.j. abrams, people thought he couldn't do it, casting young actors, schatner and kirk and spock, younger guys playing the roles and it was a huge hit, coming down with original story "star trek: into darknes
, or stonewall jackson or the words of robert e. lee many of these emotions that i was feeling at the time. so it almost became hypnotic. there were so many hours you can watch so i didn't watch anymore for another week. then the next week i think i watched at least two of those tapes and sometimes three. i was mezmorized by the whole thing. >> did it impact the decisions you were make something >> not directly but it certainly attuned my brain to once again the horrors of war and this is human life you're dealing with. this is not moving military symbols around a map. it became very much of an emotional experience as well as a business experience, if you want to call it that. >> another thing you say in the book that had an impact on you is seeing the broadway show "ben franklin in paris." why? >> i volunteered to go to vietnam, it was an advisory effort, it was not leading u.s. combat troops. a lot of people told me i was crazy. what are you doing this for? there is no career enhancement for you going over there and advising them and that sort of thing. i told them they don't understand. it
of interviews from the university of pennsylvania. fishesz, at 1 p.m., we talk with john l. jackson, jr., the unintended consequences of political correctness. at 1:30, we hear about "after broadcast news: media regime, democracy, and the new media information environment." watch these programs and more all weekend long on booktv. visit for a complete schedule. >>> next on booktv, the former deputy assistant secretary of commerce argues that the u.s. is and will continue to be a leader in manufacturing and innovation. it's about 45 minutes. ♪ >> thank you. thank you for the very kind introduction. it's a real honor to be at politics and prose, such an institution to the city, and it's really a pleasure to be here. thank you to everyone for coming out on an august evening to hear me. i will try to be brief in my comments, and i would rather have more of an exchange of ideas and hear your perspective and so that we can have a conversation about manufacturing and what our country should do to be competitive. the book, the idea for the book came above when i was traveling aroun
and some of the statements that he has taken. >> meanwhile, epa administer lisa jackson's decision to step down also has many doubting whether the president will be able to get her replacement confirmed by congress. seems like there's not much love in congress now, period. we're going to go all the way to the left this time. this is insane at this point, right? every time the president not even nominates someone, but even mentions their name in connection with the connection of nomination to any cabinet post, can you reflexively expect republicans to say, no, no, no, that person is no good. >> republicans wanted to win with susan rice, and they got a win. they're hoping to do the same thing with chuck hagel. >> the president apoints cabinet members, and the senate is expected to allow that to happen. they're not supposed to stand in the way every time there's some sort of minor idealogical qualm with them, right? >> exactly. >> with susan rice, you know, it was tied to the benghazi scandal, which they had spent months making a big deal, and obviously that was important to them. with chuck
are going out. >> up next, reverend jesse jackson and the chicago reporter weigh in on what, if anything, can be done to curb the violence. what if the next big , isn't a thing at all? it's lots of things. all waking up. connecting to the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ it's going to be amazing. and exciting. and maybe, most remarkably, not that far away. we're going to wake the world up. and watch, with eyes wide, as it gets to work. cisco. tomorrow starts here. [ woman ] ♪ what i want this season ♪ if you'd like to try and guess ♪ ♪ it is something very special ♪ i would readily confess [ dogs barking ] ♪ 'cause all i want this season ♪ ♪ is something from your heart ♪ la da da, la da da [ male announcer ] thinking of others this holiday season, travelers. >>> grim milestone reached thursday night in chicago. we'll get to that. first to the white house. this is happening right now. you see the white house there, in the middle. really it is all pictures of the white house, entrance, the one on the right. harry reid in there with mitch mcconnel
a race for congress. jesse jackson jr. of illinois was re-elected even though he was absent for months due to mental health issues and under federal investigation for misusing congressional resources. weeks after the election he resigned. prolife republican congressman of tennessee had urged his pregnant mistress to get an abortion a decade ago. he denied the woman was pregnant or had an abortion, and he was re-elected by 12 points. >>> number five, lybor pants on fire. even if you've never heard of lybor, it probably has a big impact on your finances. the interest rates on mortgages, student loans and credit cards are determined, in part, by the rate at which banks borrow from each other, called lybor. barclays paid nearly half a million dollars for manipulating these important interest rates. and the investigations at other banks are still ongoing. the sheer scale of it is huge. it makes american financial crook bernie madoff, who made off with billions, look like a skidrow pickpocket. >>> number four, big trouble in communist china. everybody thought one of the most powerful politic
academic credentials. but what could be more scandalous than the world of politics? jesse jackson jr. goes mia for several months, it's later discovered he's receiving treatment for bipolar depression. federal authorities are looking into whether jackson jr. was skimming campaign funds to remodel his house. the congressman later resigned. a beleaguered gsa accused of wasting your tax dollars, this worker raps about how he dreams of being the commissioner and wasting the government's money on cash bonuses to his fellow bureaucrats. >> today's vote may make for good political theater in the minds of some, but it is at base both a crass effort and a grave disservice to the american people. >> reporter: and for the first time in history, a sitting attorney general held in contempt by congress after refusing to release more documents into the botched operation fast and furious. the obama administration coming under even more scrutiny over a september 11th terror attack at the u.s. consulate in bicep ghazi that killed -- benghazi that killed the u.s. ambassador and three other americans. u.s. am
for shandra mcdonald, she was welcomed home at hartfield jackson airport in atlanta. she was away for a full year, traveling to singapore, duby and guam. she says there are no words to describe what it feel its like to be home again. welcome home to her. you shop online, there could be something waiting for nut new year that you won't be happy about. details on a brand-new sales tax. and senator libbedy graham has been an outspoken critic of president barack obama for years. but what is he saying today? >> if the president doesn't deal with this, he is a lousy commander in chief. [ male announcer ] how do you measure happiness? by the armful? by the barrelful? the carful? how the bowlful? campbell's soups give you nutrition, energy, and can help you keep a healthy weight. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you realldon't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it findone, you get refunded the difference. just use y
all participating. one more thing on president obama. president obama met with jesse jackson every saturday for about one year, but ever since he was president he did not invite him to the white house one time. all of these black people crazy about obama, you had better think twice. thank you. guest: you were right that houses were overpriced in california, but they were overpriced before the bubble. houses in north carolina might cost you $600,000 before the bubble, $1.5 million at the height of the bubble, and now down to $400,000 -- four times as expensive as they would begin south carolina, which does not have land use restrictions. host: denver, colorado, ron. republican women. -- republican. caller: good morning. it seems like the community reinvestment act that was passed in 1975 more or less laid the foundation for the housing bubble as that was the beginning of the sub-prime. that evolves and was expanded upon. business took advantage of it. because of that we get the ball. the -- bubble. the cra is still on the books, and sub-prime loans are still being made. i was wonder
jackson dealing with food and hunger. i want to ask you as you look through some of these figures what surprised you the most? what did you learn? guest: well, thanks for having me. just to talk about some of our main findings our statistics are based on food calendar year 2011 and that's base tond food survey conducted in 2011. we found that about 14.9% households were food insecure. food insecure means they lack consistent food. food insecurity rate in the u.s. is around 14% to 15% since 2008. from 2007 to 2008 food insecurity increased with the resession. it was at 11% prior to the recession. >> let me go to this sub head linebacker here. the 15% of these households being food insecure means they have trouble putting adequate food on the table. the question is why? why do we have hunger in america even in today's day and age? >> we have a number of programs that target at food insecurity but we have very high poverty rates in the country, high levels of unemployment and this contributes to the levels of food insecurity. host: one of the issues that the first lady has been pushing fo
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